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Future Watch: Philippe Cornet

Rookie pro Philippe Cornet aims to build on 2010's on-ice success in OKC

Thursday, 27.01.2011 / 3:05 PM / Future Watch
By Cassie Gage  - Oklahoma City Barons
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Future Watch: Philippe Cornet
Philippe Cornet (Photo by Steven Christy / OKC Barons).
Registering points is second nature to rookie winger Philippe Cornet. In four years in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, the Val-Senneville,Quebec native scored 87 goals, producing 224 points and a +22.

He spent his first three seasons with the Rimouski Oceanic, who produced NHL stars Sidney Crosby, Vincent Lecavalier and Brad Richards. Last season, he concluded his junior career with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, whose alumni include Mike Ribeiro and current teammate Alexandre Giroux.

Cornet was drafted by Edmonton in 2008 in the fifth round, 133rd overall. After attending Oilers training camp each of the last two seasons, he opened a new chapter of his career this year in Oklahoma City. For a player that saw quality ice time in junior, Cornet’s start for the Barons saw him watch from upstairs more than the bench.

“The 10 games before the Christmas break, I felt like I was getting some quality chances and wasn’t able to score,” Cornet said. “The first goal is always hard to get. The AHL is a lot faster than the QMJHL. You have less time to think on the ice. You just have to execute.”

Cornet’s opportunity changed with several call-ups by the Oilers. It was the chance Cornet had been waiting for. Head coach Todd Nelson originally paired the 20-year old with Teemu Hartikainen and Ryan O’Marra on January 7 against Peoria. By the end of the game, Milan Kytnar was playing with Hartikainen and Cornet. The “kid” line has been intact since.

It didn’t take long for the pairing to pay dividends either. Three games in with his new linemates, Cornet broke through with his first career goal on January 9 against Lake Erie.

“It was a great play from Teemu,” Cornet said. “Getting the puck and driving to the net and getting rebounds is how we’re going to score goals. It was a good moment for me, and a lot of pressure fell off my shoulders. I was anxious to get the first one out of the way.”

It’s a milestone Cornet hopes is the first of many to come. If his recent play is any indication, it won’t be long until he returns to the familiarity he experienced in the QMJHL.

“Our line is doing great. We’re getting a lot of scoring chances,” Cornet added. “It’s all about confidence. When you get on a streak, it’s hard to get out of it. Let’s just hope this good streak keeps going. Every time we’re on the ice, we have to work hard and the chances will come.”

Author: Cassie Gage | Oklahoma City Barons

 
2010-11 OILERS PROSPECT STATS

Forwards
Name Age GP G A PTS +/- PIM Team
Cameron Abney   19 37 4 6 10 +1 54 Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
mark arcobello
22 29 6 4 10 -1 16 stockton thunder (echl)
Alexander Bumagin   23 34 6 4 10 -5 20 Novokuznetsk (KHL)
Philippe Cornet   20 35 4 7 11 +3 4 Oklahoma city barons (AHL)
Drew Czerwonka   18 45 11 22 33 +10 52 kootenay ice (WHL)
Robby Dee   23 22 9 13 22 N/A 18 university of maine (h-east)
Jesse Gimblett   26 29 10 5 15 +1 68 stockton thunder (echl)
Alexandre Giroux   29 48 22 31 53 -3 51 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Curtis Hamilton   19 38 16 34 50 +31 8 saskatoon blades (whl)
Teemu Hartikainen   20 48 13 18 31 -2 27 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Kellen Jones   20 25 5 10 15 N/A 29 quinnipiac university (ecac)
Milan Kytnar   21 47 6 9 15 E 14 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Anton Lander   19 36 8 9 17 -2 26 timra ik (sel)
Matt Marquardt   23 37 3 6 9 -5 6 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Ryan Martindale   18 43 26 35 61 +31 18 ottawa 67's (ohl)
Colin McDonald   26 48 23 7 30 -1 39 Oklahoma City Barons (AHL)
Brad Moran   31 48 13 29 42 +3 24 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Ryan O'Marra
23 33 2 18 20 +13 32 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Linus Omark  *
28 26 14 17 31 +7 32 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Ben Ondrus   28 48 5 11 16 -3 54 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Kristians Pelss   18 41 7 11 18 +9 19 edmonton oil kings (WHL)
Tyler Pitlick   19 44 20 30 50 +3 27 medicine hat tigets (whl)
Toni Rajala   19 28 6 9 15 -6 4 ilves tampere (fnl)
Liam Reddox *
24 37 18 15 33 +14 16 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Gregory Stewart   24 43 6 5 11 -1 71 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Chris Vande Velde   23 47 7 4 11 -15 28 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Defencemen
Name Age GP G A PTS +/- PIM Team
Shawn Belle 
25 36 3 16 19 -10 59 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Jordan Bendfeld   22 16 0 0 0 -1 35 oklahoma city barons (AHL)
Kyle Bigos   21 19 0 4 4 N/A 65 merrimack college (h-east)
Jeremie Blain   18 20 1 19 20 +14 20 acadie-bathurst titan (qmjhl)
Taylor Chorney
23 42 3 13 16 +1 18 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Brandon Davidson   19 48 6 26 32 -3 44 regina pats (whl)
Troy Hesketh   19 22 0 0 0 -12 30 sioux city musketeers (ushl)
Martin Marincin   18 43 11 32 43 +1 41 prince george cougars (whl)
Johan Motin   21 34 1 3 4 -7 30 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Richard Petiot   28 34 0 11 11 +9 30 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Jeff Petry *
23 32 7 14 21 -7 18 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Alex Plante   21 45 1 9 10 +7 96 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Goalies
Name Age GP W L T SO GAA PCT Team
Tyler Bunz   18 36 24 10 2 0 2.58 .913 medicine hat tigers (whl)
Martin Gerber
36 29 16 10 3 0 2.57 .914 oklahoma city barons (ahl)
Bryan Pitton   22 20 14 4 1 0 2.74 .904 stockton thunder (echl)
Olivier Roy   19 28 19 9 0 0 2.88 .906 acadie-bathurst titan (qmjhl)

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